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Leigh Nataro

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additions to archive comments
Posted: May 20, 2001 11:50 PM
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If you use the Trig/Calculus Problem of the Week or the Discrete Math
Problem of the Week, you might be interested in reading additional
commentary for two of these problems. The Suspension Bridge problem
has a new link to a paper by one of our mentors Paul Robinson. Paul
compares the length of a catenary curve with the length of a parabola.
This problem can be viewd at
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/calcpow/solutions/solution.ehtml?puzzle=93.
It is a very informative paper. Voting on Survivor now includes a
TI-83+ graphing calculator program that can be used to solve the
problem. Jeff Limber, a math teacher from Florida, submitted an
original qbasic program which I translated into TI-83+. This problem
can be seen at
http://mathforum.com/dmpow/solutions/solution.ehtml?puzzle=69.

If you ever find URL's or create something that would be a nice
addition to the archive commentary of a particular problem, please let
us know.

Leigh





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